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Mill Ruins Park, Minneapolis

4.6
#3 of 6 in Trails in Minneapolis
As the centerpiece of the revitalization of Minneapolis' historic West Side Milling District, Mill Ruins Park combines an exploration of the history of Minneapolis with present day activities for all ages.

In its 19th-century heyday, this area of mills, canals, tailraces and other historic resources comprised the largest direct-drive water-powered facility in the world and was the leading international producer of flour, a commodity which was shipped both nationwide and worldwide.

The park is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and is adjacent to St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge. It features the historic mill ruins, biking and walking paths, landscaping, raised catwalks, interpretive signs to provide information and guide visitors as they explore the river, and spectacular views of the falls and the Stone Arch Bridge. Guided programs and tours are also available.
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  • What a fantastic place to visit on a great sunny afternoon. Take a stroll around the area, get spots for pictures and a relaxing place for a picnic. Being a blanket and a frisbee for a family afternoo...  more »
  • A great nicely maintained park where you should definitely go hiking if you are in the area. Nice view and cozy busy with sporty people.
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  • It very cool ruin mill to check out, nice river near. Have long walking, biking,jogging, running trail. There have a lot park for you to parking. Have museum also. Nice view !
  • Nice peaceful place for a walk. Most of the snow is gone, so I didn't have any trouble getting around.

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